A Duma's committee, the Russia’s lower house of parliament, today rejected a bill that would have fined and jailed LGBT people for coming out.
The bill, initiated by lawmakers from the Communist Party, called for a fine of up to 5,000 rubles (about $80) for publicly expressing personal "nontraditional sexual orientation". According to the draft bill, the punishment would have been up to 15 days in prison for people who come out as homosexual.
Remember that the Duma passed in 2013 a shameful law that bans the promotion of "gay propaganda” to minors.
Shame over shame!